PHOTOS: Disneyland’s Parade History is Showcased in Amazing Murals – Part 2

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[Editor’s note: This is part two of a guest post by artist and former Disneyland Cast Member Sam Carter. The story and images below showcase the final section of the Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural that Sam painted on the walls of N-19, the backstage Parades building, between 2001-2003. This final section honors the Disneyland Resort’s 50th Anniversary, with several photos of the mural while it was in progress. You can see the rest of the mural, featuring depictions of the many parades throughout Disneyland’s history, in part one. WDWNT.com is pleased to bring you this unique look at the history of Disneyland’s parades and shows through a mural that most Disney fans have never been able to see. Our deep thanks to Sam for this contribution. You can find Sam’s artwork online at SamCarterArt.com and following him on Twitter at @Cartarsauce ]

Carter’s final part of the mural featured the two parades that debuted for the resort’s 50th anniversary, Parade of Dreams in Disneyland and Block Party Bash in Disney California Adventure.

Just to the right of the finished mural at that point was a nice big blank wall. We were getting ready for the Park’s 50th. So it was the perfect spot to represent the next two big parades, Block Party Bash and Parade of Dreams. And needless to say there are a ton of familiar faces from current (at the time) performers. For this one I enlisted the help of my talented friend Crystal. These two shows, and everything to do with the 50th, meant the world to us. So a lot of TLC went into this section of the wall.

Sam Carter, right, the artist behind the Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural. His friend Crystal DeRosier, left, helped him paint the Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary section of the mural.
As for the wall, after the 50th, there hasn’t been any updates. I was told last year there was a post that went up in N-19 about recruiting new artists to finish it, but nothing has happened yet. Unfortunately I probably wouldn’t be able to paint the newer parades that have happened since the 50th. But I would be honored to be ask to advise whoever does get to work on this continuation of the famous Parade Timeline Mural in N-19.

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

Disneyland Parade Timeline Mural: Disneyland Resort 50th Anniversary

 

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